Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television.
Anglophenia has a first look at the first seven pages of the Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover comic ‘Assimilation2’. Click the link to read.
via Radio Times:
The Doctor Who and Sherlock writer says viewers develop a connection with villains when they first meet them and that continually bringing them back can hamper a show’s growth.
“One of the temptations, particularly if it’s a success is to keep repeating your hits, which means you hear it again and again and again,” said Moffat.
“I always say new monsters are better in Doctor Who because you fall in love with monsters when they’re new,” he told Le Village.
It’s an admission that may surprise some viewers, given that Moffat resurrected the Daleks within three episodes of having taken over the show for its 2010 series, but it suggests the Doctor will be facing some new foes in series seven.
io9 has a great piece on the unlikely beginning to what would become one of the greatest television shows of all time:
These days, Doctor Who is approaching its 50th anniversary as one of the most successful television shows of all time. But originally? Doctor Who was a small show that the BBC expected to run for a few episodes, and then vanish forever. The show had a tiny studio and huge cameras, and a shoestring budget. But the people who were making the show were outsiders, who were anathema to the entrenched BBC culture.
At the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles, we were thrilled to hear from Waris Hussein, who directed the very first Doctor Who episode, about how an East Indian teamed up with a Canadian and a young woman to revolutionize television science fiction.
Hussein took part in a panel at Gallifrey about “Doctor Who in the Sixties,” alongside stars William Russell (Ian) and Maureen O’Brien (Vicki). And even though we kind of knew thatDoctor Who was an upstart program that many people within the BBC were opposed to, we didn’t realize quite how much the odds were against this show…
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The first was for the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form award:
Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
The second was a book award under the category ‘Best Related Work’:
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea
From the description:
In Chicks Digs Time Lords, a host of award-winning female novelists, academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that is Doctor Who, discuss their inventive involvement with the show’s fandom and examine why they adore the series. These essays will delight male and female readers alike by delving into the extraordinary aspects of being a female Doctor Who enthusiast.
Congrats to all!
Corridors make science-fiction believable, because they’re so utilitarian by nature - really they’re just a conduit to get from one (often overblown) set to another. So if any thought or love is put into one, if the production designer is smart enough to realise that corridors are the foundation on which larger sets are ‘sold’ to viewers - Martin Anderson
‘in short’ version: livetumbling / happy us / sad brits / everyone happy soon / go follow our new tumblr.
tl;dr version: Yes, we’re livetumblring the Series 6 mid-season finale of Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes to War tonight (9p EDT and then again at 9p PDT).
Watch the one minute prequel if you haven’t yet:
Yes, we’re still a week behind the UK (for now) but that also means we’re not going through withdrawal and putting up posts like this (yet):
(Don’t worry British subjects — it’ll be ok. We swear!)
No one should fear the break for the break is when the fandom becomes our own. In fact, hide yo dashboards b/c we will probably be posting just as much as we normally would. Who fandom knows no seasons.
We are going on an adventure and we want you to come along. We want to:
Speaking of the break: we have one more announcement to make: BBC America has seen the awesomeness that is the tumblr community and have given us the keys to run another blog: Supernatural Saturday on (tumblr!) This tumblr will (obvs) mostly be about Science Fiction shows on BBC America but we will also post about the best of scifi in other places including movies, books, console games, and other fiction of speculative nature.
Because they’re premiering the Battlestar Galactica miniseries this evening (one of the other greatest shows of all time, imo) SNS(t) is all about BSG today. Please check out our post on why we think BSG was one of the greatest things on television when it premiered.
Oh yeah, and for those asking why BSG is running on BBC America, it’s because Jamie Bamber is secretly British:
So see you tonight for ‘A Good Man Goes To War’ and see you this summer both here on DWOfficial and on ‘Supernatural Saturday’.
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